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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (Peter Rabbit) Hardcover – September 16, 2002
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The water was all slippy-sloppy in the larder and in the back passage.
Top Customer Reviews
It makes for a very sad comparison.
The Italian edition is nothing short of beautiful. The paper is smoother, every illustration has better contrast; the colors are richer. The typography on the cover, first few pages and the binder just looks better. The font sizes and arrangements are chosen perfectly.
Worse the typography on the cover of this edition is so poorly designed that the white text on the light green background is completely illegible when read from the shelf.
At the same time the Canadian and UK price printed on the book have gone up a dollar and a pound respectively. US price stayed the same. A little strange when the Canadian dollar has been appreciating over the US dollar over the period.
Potter's books are a national treasure; it's so sad to see the publisher's so blatantly cash in by reducing their costs, off-shoring and at the same time putting up the price. Ka-ching.
Tip to readers: look out for the previous edition with a white cover, printed in Italy. A far superior product.
The story in both editions however remains enchanting. A timeless classic.
Just to add I've nothing against books printed in China; I have many beautifully produced editions from other publishers that are expertly and perfectly printed in China. Sadly though this book is not one of them.
I also noticed that some of my other previous edition Potter books were Printed in China and the quality is on par with the Printed in Italy (from the same edition series). So I think it's potentially not so much the fact they are printed in China but some poor decisions made for this new edition that has seen the overall quality of the product decline.
Overall, I found this to be a very cute story, and a lot of fun to read to my little one. Mr. Fisher’s damp home is funny, as is his aplomb in facing his problems. This is a great book, that I highly recommend!
This is not a review of the Kindle edition of this book. I do not know how it looks. Since Kindle is not in color, I am not sure if the full effect could be received via that mode of reading. Secondly, I have seen at least 10 different editions of this particular Potter story, some as complete separate books and some included in various anthologies. It would be difficult to say which is best. It should also be noted that the product description on this page states that this story is for "Babies through Pre-School. I am not sure who made that designation, but it is one of the silliest I have seen.
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher was first published in 1905 and despite the fact that it is not as well known as Peter Rabbit and some of the other works of this author, it is never the less one of her better ones...and that is saying a lot. It is my personal favorite. I suppose I can relate and identify with Jeremy on some level.
Jeremy Fisher is a brown frog who happens to live in "a little damp house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond." One rainy day our little frog decides to go fishing so that he can stock up on minnows for dinner that evening. He puts on his galoshes and mackintosh at sets sail on a large lily pad leaf. This is the story of his adventure.
To begin with, Mr. Fisher catches only a stickleback, covered with dangerously sharp spines...not at all good. Suddenly he himself is gobbled up by a large hungry trout! Alas poor Jeremy...but wait! The trout does not care for the taste of the frog's mackintosh and immediately spits him out...lucky Jeremy!
Our little hero goes on to lose his fishing rod, basket and one of his galoshes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While the story is cute, the book itself was not what I expected. It is paperback but I didn't expect it to be so tiny. It's about 5in in height and 3.5 in width.Published 19 months ago by K. Sloan
This is a lovely story book for any child. Looks lovely too. Arrived quickly and well packaged.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer